Molecules in Living Organisms: Number & Size


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What is a molecule?

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1. What is a living organism?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common type of molecule in living organisms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you're alive right now (and if you're reading this, you probably are), you are made up of molecules. If you want to learn more about them, you can go over this online assessment. The assessment questions will test you on points such as the types of molecules in living things and the characteristics of specific molecules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of a molecule
  • The definition of a living organism
  • Common molecules in living organisms
  • The largest molecule type, by mass

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the different types of molecules found in living organisms
  • Defining key concepts - check to ensure that you can define some of the main terms from the lesson, such as molecule and living organism
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding of the topic to identify some common molecules and their characteristics

Additional Learning

More information about molecules can be found in the associated lesson called Molecules in Living Organisms: Number & Size. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding molecules
  • Carbon-based life
  • Different types of molecules
  • The number and size of molecules